What is the point of... jigsaw puzzles?

in games •  5 months ago

With the festive season come real-life problems, such as what presents to give.

I imagine some people have either given or received a jigsaw puzzle.

I recall receiving one as a kid, more as a get-well-soon present than any celebratory event.

I also recall looking at it with some... puzzlement.

Where was the puzzle? I could see the picture on the box.

What was the point?

I could understand if the image was going to be a surprise.

But it wasn't.

I could almost understand the meditative state of moving coloured pieces around a board.

I just don't get it.

Can anyone enlighten me?

Or does anybody else agree?

image: pixabay


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I don't get it either.

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Glad to hear it! Maybe someone will explain their fascination to us.

BTW havent seen you much on MAP; looking at your blog you're involved in the Writer's Block. I still curate for muxxybot, so just next door. Have added you to @accelerator auto-voter for some votes for a few weeks.

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Thank you, that's very kind. ^_^
I've cut back on the number of discord communities in which I'm involved (it was far more than I could handle), so I'm no longer at MAP or The Writers' Block.

My wife and I will do one together on occasion. It is just a relaxing time waster. Nothing more.

It is just something about finishing it ... that sense of accomplishment. In Lit, Rabelais had a story about a fellow who pushed a barrel up and down a hill all day. Moving puzzle pieces. A pretty good microcosm of life. Just a thought. Blessings.